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Mar 8, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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My final sermon for Epiphany on the Sermon on the Mount Chapter 6. How do we live into Jesus' teaching on prayer, almsgiving and fasting.
Topics: Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6, Prayer, Alsmgiving, Fasting
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Mar 8, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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During lent we are looking at the last week of Jesus' life using Amy Jill Levine's book Entering the Passion of Christ. This sermon is on chapter 2, The Temple: Risking Righteous Anger.
Topics: Entering the Passion, Matthew 21:13-19, The Temple
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Feb 9, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Love Your Enemies. As David Lose argues be the person God is creating you to be. Love is hard. I use examples from Palestine and Defense Attorneys.
Topics: Love Your Enemies, Matthew 5:38-48, Palestianians
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Feb 2, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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My fifth sermon in our series a New Year, a New You. This week we continue in the sermon on the mount with the passage from Matthew 5:13-20 about being the salt and light. The sermon begin with a quote from Elan Gale @theyearofelan. He writes about meking salad flavorful. I invite y'all to be salsty.
Topics: Light of the World, Salt of the Earth, Flavorful, God Colors
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Jan 26, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Jesus meets us in our pain, hurt and says blessed. A sermon based on The Beatitudes from Matthew's Gospel chapter 5:1-12. Using the prayer from Nadia Bolz Weber.
Topics: the Beatitudes, Matthew 5:1-12, blessing
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Jan 19, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Our Christmas Eve Sermon from the series Heaven and Nature Sing: Joy to the World. Christmas Joy using Luke 2:1-12.
Topics: Christmas Eve, Shepherd, Luke 2:1-12, Fireflies, Exaustion, Joy, Sermon
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Jan 19, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The first in our series about creating a New you in the New Year. This sermon is about Seeking Direction using the Epiphany text from Matthew 2. Thank you to Martha Spong for the idea about directions.
Topics: Epiphany, Matthew 2, Seeking Direction, Sermon, Martha Spong
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Jan 19, 2020 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The third in our series beginning the new year in Matthew. How can we be changed by this story and let Jesus ministry change us. This week is called from Matthew 4:12-25. Warren Carter influenced my thoughts.
Topics: Called, Follow Me, Matthew 4:12-25, Sermon
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Dec 23, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Joyful Joy, what does joy look like and feel like at Christmas? Mary sing out her song in Luke 1 about praising God. This is the third in our sermon series Heaven and Nature Sing: Joy to the world on Unabashed Joy from Marcia McFee.
Topics: Unabashed Joy, Joy to the World, Heaven and Nature SIng, Mary's Song, Luke 1, Sermon
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Dec 23, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Where do we find peace in a world in conflict? What do we do when God gives a time out, gives us peace when we didn't ask for it? This is the fourth in a sermon series Heaven and Nature Sing: Joy to the World from Marcia McFee on Peaceful Joy. From Zechariah's Song in Luke 1.
Topics: Peaceful Joy, Luke 1, Zechariah's Song, Joy to the World, Sermon, Heaven & Nature SIng
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Dec 9, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Joy to the World is 300. This sermon is part of an Advent series on Heaven and Nature singing by Marcia McVee. This sermon explore repitition, repeating the Good News of Love, and Isaiah 35. Lizzo: I do my hair toss, check my nail, baby how you doing.
Topics: Isaiah 35, Repeat the Sounding Joy, Lizzo
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Dec 9, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Joy to the World turns 300. This is a series of sermons around MArcia McVee advent series on Joy. This first sermon explores making room for God.
Topics: Joy to the World, Prepare Your Hearts, Prepare Him Room
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Dec 9, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The final sermon in our series on Gratitude by Diana Butler Bass about making gratitude a habit.
Topics: Gratitude, Diana Butler Bass, Sermon, A Habit of Gratitude
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Nov 19, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The fifth sermon in our series on Diana Butler Bass's book Grateful. This sermon deals with Thanks/Gratitude being both a Noun and a Verb. Thanks should lead us to action. The scripture focus is Luke 17:11-21 about the 10 lepers.
Topics: Luke 17, Ten Lepers, Grateful
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Fearfully and Wonderfully made, the gift of our life. In our sermon series on Grateful by Diana Butler Bass.
Topics: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Grateful, Psalm 139
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Celebrate Abundance, using Mark 8 and the feeding of the 4000 to talk about abundance and our fear of abundance. Part of our Sermon series on Grateful by Diane Butler Bass
Topics: Abundance, Mark 8:1-21, Grateful
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Using the Diane Butler Bass book, Grateful to inform a sermon series. The first in the series asks us to Pay Attention.
Topics: Grateful, Pay Attention, Psalm 107
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Careless in the Care of God a sermon for the Feast of St. Francis on Climate Change using Matthew 6:27-36.
Topics: Climate Change, Matthew 6:27-36, Careless in the Care of God
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The Seeds of a Life: a funeral homily for my father, the Rev. Daniel Hinckley.
Topics: Funeral Sermon, Rev. Daniel Hinckley
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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What are you willing to Risk to follow God? A sermon on John 1:43-51.
Topics: Risking it All, John 1:43-51
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Nov 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on John 14, The Way, The Truth, and the Life.
Topics: John 14, The Way The Truth & The Life
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Sep 8, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Love Made Flesh, Brene Brown from the Work of the People video series the Ridiculous Journey. Using 1 John 4:7-21  to talk about love.
Topics: Love, Love One Another, 1 John 4:7-21, Brene Brown
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Sep 8, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Love goes as far as the heart off God goes. Part of our Sermon series based on The Ridiculous Journey series from The Work of The People based on A Glimpse at Communion with Emmanuel Katongole. 
Topics: Love Your Enemies, Luke 6:27-36, Work of the People
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Aug 25, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The second in our series following the Video Study the Ridiculous Journey from the work of the People. Nadia Bolz Weber argues getting close to God is dangerous. In Luke 18:18-26 Jesus invites a man to sell all his possessions and follow. A line from this scripture is used by Kenneth Copeland in his Inside Edition Interview to justify buy a plane with church money. But getting close to God is dangerous.
Topics: Rich, Luke 18:18-26, Rich Young Ruler, Sermon, Nadia Bolz Weber, Warrick Dunn, Kenneth Copeland
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Aug 18, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Jesus is standing in the lowly places. where will you stand? The scripture we focus on is Luke chapter 14. Using the film series The Ridiculous Journey from Work of the People Films and writings of Father Greg Boyle.
Topics: The Ridicolous Journey, The Jesus Strategy, Luke 14, Work of the People
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Aug 11, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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What is a legacy? A seed  planted that you don;t see grow. This weeks final sermon on Hamilton and King David. Explores how e tell our story and what we leave behind. The scripture is from 2 Samuel 23:1-7.
Topics: Last Words of David, Sermon, Hamilton, Who Lives Who Dies Who Tell Your Story
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Aug 4, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The Unimaginable: how do we respond when the worst thing that could happen does? Using Its Quiet Uptown from the musical Hamilton and 2 Samuel 12.
Topics: Unimaginable, Forgiveness, Grace, Hamilton, 2 Samuel 12, Grief
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Jul 28, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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"I am never satisfied. He's never satisfied." These words from Hamilton are a theme running through both Hamilton's life and King David's life. They are always striving for more, better, new. What does it mean to be satisfied?
Topics: 2 Samuel 11, King David, Alexander Hamilton, Satisfied
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Jul 21, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Is this our Bonhoeffer Moment? A sermon on Hamilton and Kind David. This week David is threatened with death by King Saul and ends up asking God to judge between their motives. Hamilton is faced with how to get his debt planned passed and who gets a say in that decision. Does who is in the room matters.  Hidden figures has a scene of the importance of being in the room (https://youtu.be/sQLYZ0Uxxvg)
Topics: 1 Samuel 24, King David, Alexander Hamilton, The Room Where it Happens
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Jul 14, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Choices: how do we decide to act. This sermon talks about the life of Alexander Hamilton through the life of the song My shot from the musical Hamilton. We look at this idea through the lens of the story of King David in 1 Samuel 17.
Topics: David and Goliath, My Shot, Hamilton, 1 Samuel 17
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Jul 7, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Does where you come from make a difference? Does being chosen to be king by God make you a good person? What happens when the people forget God and turn their backs on God? 1 Samuel 16:1-16.
Topics: Hamilton, King David, 1 Samuel 16:1-13, Alexander Hamilton Song, Sermon
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May 19, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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From my continuing series on the fruit of the Spirit, this weeks word is kindness.
Topics: Fruit of the Spirit, Kindness, Sermon
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May 16, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on the fruit of the Spirit:Goodness. Using Acts 9:36-43 to explore the concept of goodness.
Topics: goodness, fruit of the spirit, Acts 9:36-43
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May 8, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Our second sermon on the fruit of the Spirit, Joy. What brings us joy? What brings God Joy?
Topics: Luke 15, Galations 5:22-25, Fruit of the Spirit, Joy
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Apr 28, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Love, a fruit of the Spirit. How do we love? Using John 21:1-19 on Jesus and Peter speaking about love to explore living love.
Topics: Love, Fruit of the Spirit, Do you Love Me, Feed my Sheep
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Apr 21, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Easter Sunday sermon on the graves we dig in ourselves and how we are invited out of our darkness using John 20:1-18. Part of my sermons series on the Prayers that Jesus Hears.
Topics: John 20:1-18, Mary Magdalene, Graves, Ressurection
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Apr 14, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Luke 23:39-42. Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.
Topics: Remember Me, Luke 23:39-42, sermon
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Apr 7, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Or series on the Prayers that Jesus Hears on Luke 18:35-43, Jesus Christ, Son of David, Have Mercy, The Jesus Prayer
Topics: The Jesus Prayer, Luke 18:35-43, Have Mercy on Me
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Mar 31, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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In our Sermon Series on Prayers that Jesus hears, we turn to Mark 4:35-41. The Disciples cry for help, asking do you not care that we are perishing.
Topics: Mark 4:35-41, Prayer, Help
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Mar 31, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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In our series on the Prayers that Jesus Hears we look at the story from Luke 7:1-11 about the Centurion Soldier. Jesus not only tells us to love our enemies. He Shows us what that looks like.
Topics: Luke 7:1-11, Love Your Enemies, Pray
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Mar 17, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The second in our series of sermons on the Prayers that Jesus Hears. This is from Luke 5:12-16 about the prayer of the leper: If you choose, you can make me clean.
Topics: Prayer, Sermon, Luke 5:12-16
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Mar 17, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The first in our Series of Lenten Sermons on the Prayers that Jesus Hears. This week from Luke 5:1-11 on the call of Simon. Simon prays: Go away from me Lord, for I am a sinful man.
Topics: Prayer, Simon, Luke 5:1-11, sermon
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Feb 24, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Do you practice rest? Do you take a day as your sabbath? The final sermon in our series on Drawn in about Rest. Thanks to Troy Bronsink and Eric Elnes. Multiple scriptures from Luke about Jesus praying and Genesis 2:1-3.
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Topics: Sabbath, Rest, Play
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Feb 17, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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We are exploring the week in the creative process Troy Bronsink calls Re-Integrate. I tell the story of the Doctor and Van Gogh, speak about immigration and look at Ephesians 2:10-22
Topics: Ephesians 2:10-22, Van Gogh and the Doctor, Re-Integrate
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Feb 10, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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When in the midst of creating do you stop to listen. A sermon on Luke 10:38-42. Influenced by Troy Bonsink and NAncy and Beth.
Topics: Drawn In, Listen, Luke 10:38-42, NAncy&Beth, Troy Bronsink
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Feb 3, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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What are you willing to risk to spread love and grace? Using Eric Elnes and Troy Bronsink, exploring the theme of risk in the parable of the talents from Luke 19:11-27.
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Topics: Drawn In, Luke 19:11-27, Currency of God
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Jan 27, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Hovering - that time of waiting, of waonder, the pause before the creative work begins. We look at Luke 4:1-13. The second in a sermon series following the book Drawn In by Troy Bronsink and the work of Eric Elnes.
Topics: Luke 4:1-13, sermon, Drawn In, Troy Bronsink
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Jan 20, 2019 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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This is our first sermon in the series Drawn In  called Dreaming. Our scripture is from Luke 4:14-21. I was inspired by Eric Elnes from Darkwood Brew and Tony Bronsink's book Drawn In.
Topics: Dreaming, Luke 4: 14-21, sermon, Tony Bronsink
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Dec 17, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Using Matt Rawle's book The Gift of the Nutcracker, this sermon is on Matthew 1:18-25. I speak about Joseph finding out that Mary if pregnant and about Clara turning mice into monsters.
Topics: The Nutcracker, Mice, Monsters, Matt Rawle, Changing Perspective, Matthew 1:18-25
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Dec 6, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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This is the beginning of our Advent Journey. We start in Isaiah 9:2-7 and speaking about waiting. We begin by looking through the eyes of Clara in the Nutcracker. Inspiration comes from Matt Rawle and his book the Gift of the Nutcracker.
Topics: Isaiah 9:2-7, Sermon, Advent, The Gift of the Nutcracker
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Nov 28, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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"Come now, let us argue it out, says the Lord " Isaiah 1:18. How do we have a conversation when we disagree? How do we engage with the Bible an have a conversation knowing the Bible contradicts itself a lot. This sermon is based on Chapter 13 of Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking.
Topics: Conversation, Isaiah 1-2:5, Let's Argue is out
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Nov 28, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Stories that Shape Us. How do we talk about stories that are true and yet not factual. I use the example from 2 Kings 2 about Elijah and Elisha and the story of Thanksgiving. From our series on We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren
Topics: Thanksgiving, 2 Kings 2, Elijah, John Robinson, Elisha
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Nov 6, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Testing and Grumbling people. How do we get slavery out of a people? A sermon on selected complaints from Exodus 14-17 following Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking.
Topics: Complaints, Exodus 14-17, Moses, McLaren
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Nov 6, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Do you think you can change the world? Freedom: A sermon on Exodus 1-3 from our series on We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. Thanks to David Lose from working preacher for his insights.
Topics: Exodus 1-3, Freedom, Moses, McLaren
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Nov 4, 2018
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How do we enter a conversation with the Bible on passages that are violent? How o we honor where the text comes from without doing violence to Jewish people? From Ugliness a Beauty Emerges a sermon Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking on Deuteronomy 7:1-11.
Topics: Conversation about Difficult Scripture, McLaren, We Make the ROad by Walking, Sermon, Dueteronomy...
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Oct 16, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on the Jacob story from the book of Genesis using Chapter 8 of Brian McLaren's book We Make the ROad by Walking as a guide. This sermon speaks to the sibling and political rivalries and how we can move toward reconciliation.
Topics: Brian McLaren, Rivarly and Reconciliation, Jacob and Esau, Genesis
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Oct 11, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Chapter 5 of Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking, In Over Our Heads. What do we do with the story of Noah and the God portrayed in this story. Are we allowed to challenge a text that we find horrible and say this does not represent God.
Topics: Genesis 1-9, Noah, McLaren, In Over Our Heads
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Oct 10, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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How do we deal with the horrific story of Genesis 22? Abraham binds and has a knife  pointed at Isaac to kill him. This is not God. This is not about faith or action. Yet we have this story. This is part of my series from Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking Ch 7 It's Not Too Late.
Topics: Abraham, Isaac, Sermon, Genesis 18-23, McLaren
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Sep 12, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A World of Meaning, this weeks sermon from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking reflecting on John 1:1-18 and how we find the pattern in God's word to follow.
Topics: Brian McLaren, Patterns, The Word, World of Meaning, Sermon
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Sep 6, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Our second week of creation stories. Looking at the story from Genesis 2  using the book We Make the Road by Walking  by Brian McLaren chapter 2 on Being Human to guide our reflection.
Topics: Genesis 2:5-25, We Make the Road by Walking, Being Human, Creation
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Aug 29, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon given on Genesis 1-2:4 following the book by Brian McLaren We Make the Road by Walking. In this sermon we talk about creation, about science, about everything being good.
Topics: Genesis 1, Creation, Science, McLaren, Good
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Aug 29, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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God in the End, a sermon following chapter 52 in Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking using the story of the Prodigal Sons to speak about God's place with us/
Topics: Prodigal, Luke 15:11-32, McLaren, God in the End, Sermon
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Aug 9, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Chapter 51 of We Make the Road by Walking author Brian McLaren on the book of Revelations and apocalyptic literature. The Spirit of Hope in the time of a mad king.
Topics: Revelation, Spirit of Hope, Brian McLaren
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Aug 9, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon following Chapter 50 of Brian McLaren's, We Make the Road by Walking, about death and heaven using Luke 20:27-30 the controversy over resurrection.
Topics: We Make the Road by Walking, Spirit of Life, Luke 20:27-30, Death, Resurrection Controversy
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Jul 26, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon based on Chapter 49, Spirit of Holiness from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking. This sermon speaks to the topic of Judgement and share a story from Father Greg Boyle about Louis and greatness on John 15:1-17.
Topics: Great, Judgement, John 15:1-17, Abide, Greg Boyle, Brian McLaren
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Jul 26, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Chapter 48 , Spirit of Power, of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. This sermon focuses on what are you willing to die for, get in trouble for, be criticized for. We look at the martyrdom of Father Rother, Bruce Clinker, George Lee, and Jean Donovan. I invite people to get into trouble with the Spirit.
Topics: Acts 4:1-31, Getting into Trouble with the Spirit, Martyrdom, Spirit of Power, Brian McLaren
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Jun 10, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on the Spirit of Love: Loving Neighbor from chapter 43 of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren
Topics: Who is Our Neighbor, Won't You Be My Neighbor, Luke 10:25-37
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Jun 10, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on the Spirit is Moving ch 40 of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren.
Topics: Pentecost, Acts 2
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May 16, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon using Isaiah 40:27-31 and Acts 9:36-43 using Brian McLaren's ch 40 from his book We Make the Road by Walking
Topics: sermon, Bruan McLaren, Acts 9:36-43, Isaiah 40:27-31
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May 10, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on The Uprising of Stewardship from Brian McLaren's book, We Make the Road by Walking using Dueteronomy 15:1-11 and 2 Corinthians 8:1-15.
Topics: Stewardship, McLaren, Deuteronomy 15:1-11
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May 1, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon from our series on the Brian McLaren book We Make the Road by Walking, ch. 37 "The Uprising of Partnership. After looking at the text from Acts 16:11-40, this sermon covers Joy Reid, homophobia and change
Topics: Partnership, Acts 16:11-40, Homophobia
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Apr 26, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The Uprising of Discipleship a sermon on ch 35 from Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking using the scripture from John 21.
Topics: Uprising of Discipleship, John 21, Sermon
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Apr 26, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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On Chapter 36 from We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren on the Uprising in Worship. With the title taken from the poam by Wendel Berry The Peace of the Wild Things.
Topics: Uprising of Worship, Sermon
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Apr 12, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Sermon on John 20:19-31 about an Uprising of Fellowship from Brian McLaren's book We Make the Road by Walking. In this sermon I discuss being scarred, scared, and doubting but given peace and the Spirit.
Topics: An Uprising of Fellowship, John 20:19-31, Sermon, Scared & Scarred.
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Mar 25, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Palm Sunday from the Gospel of Luke Chapter 19:28-46. The focus is on Jesus weeping and the things that make for peace with an illustration from Bassam Aramin. Inspired by Brian McLaren You Make the Road by Walking, Peace March.
Topics: Peace, Palm Sunday, Jesus Weeping, Bassam Aramin
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Mar 11, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon using Brian McLaren's We MAke the Road by Walking focused on Matthew 6:1-18 on a life of prayer, fasting and alms giving.
Topics: Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 6:1-18, Sermon
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Mar 11, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Matthew 5:17-48 using the work of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren as a guide to explore a New Path for out walk with Jesus.
Topics: Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 5:17-48, sermon
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Feb 11, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon from Ch. 26 of Brian McLaren's We Make the Road by Walking on Making it Real. Using the scripture from Luke 8:1-3, 42-48, John 20, and Mark 9:14-29
Topics: Belief, Faith, Trust, Unbelief, Mark 9:14-29
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Jan 14, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on the miracles from John 2:1-11 and Mark 1:21-28 using the book We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren  chapter 21 from a United Church of Christ Pastor.
Topics: John 2:1-11, Mark 1:21-28, We Make the Road by Walking
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Jan 7, 2018 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Mark 1:1-20 about beginning the journey of faith.
Topics: UCC, Mark 1:1-20, Immediately, Join the Adventure
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Dec 3, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon delivered at St. Paul's United Church of Christ guided by Walter Bruggemann's book on Names for the Messiah. This is the first week of advent using Isaiah 9:6 and Isaiah 11:1-10 to refelct on the name Wonderful Counselor
Topics: Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 11:1-10, Bruggemann, Wonderful Counselor, Sermon, United Church of Christ
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Oct 15, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation on Martin Luther and Grace.
Topics: Martin Luther, Reformation, Grace, Repentance
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Oct 8, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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My father was ordained into the Christian Ministry 50 years ago. This is his recognition, the Scripture from Daniel 6 and Mark 12 and a sermon on Fight the Power with Love.
Topics: Daniel 6, Mark 12, Fight the Power, Sermon
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Oct 2, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Daniel's prayer of confession in chapter 9. When we confess do we speak of personal sin or corporate sin. What are our corporate sins.
Topics: Confession, Daniel 9, Systemic Racism, Peurto Rico
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Sep 24, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Sermon of Daniel and the Lions Den from Daniel 6 about faith and the courage to live for something bigger than yourself with illustrations from  Carol Howard Merrit and Victor Frankel.
Topics: Daniel 6, Daniel and the Lions Den, Living for Something Bigger, Victor Frankel, Carol Merrit Howard
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Sep 17, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The Courage to Speak out a sermon on Daniel 5 that includes a discussion of Hamilton and Burr, and Traci Blackmon.
Topics: Daniel 5, Sermon, Hamilton, Aaron Burr, Traci Blackmon, Alexander Hamilton
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Sep 10, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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When are you willing to stand up, kneel down, walk out because of the call of Jesus upon your life? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abendego are faced with this dilemma In our scripture from Daniel 3. They have a choice to make on how to live. This is the big question facing us as people and as church's: what is and will be the nature of our witness to empire?
Topics: Daniel 3, The Fiery Furnace, Progressive Christian Sermon, Bonhoeffer, Bruggemann
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Sep 3, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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In a world that seems uncertain, troubled how do we live an authentic life. We begin our journey this week in the book of Daniel. In the first chapter Daniel's life is turned upside down as he is taken captive into the king's court. Daniel has to make choices about how to survive and remain true to himself, his culture, and God.
Topics: Daniel 1, Brene Brown, Courage, Sermon
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Aug 20, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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In chapter 4 of Jonah, Jonah is angry at God. He doesn't believe that those people were worth saving. We will struggle with what it means to follow a God of Love when the Holy One loves the people we despise. A Progressive Christian Sermon - The God of Second Chances: Angry with God.
Topics: Jonah 4, Progressive Christian Sermon, Angry with God, Redemptive Anger
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Aug 6, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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When you pray to God when you are in the worst place you have ever been, are you honest? What do you ask from God in that moment? Is that person who you want to be? A Progressive Christian Sermon on the Prayer of Deliverance from Jonah 2.
Topics: Jonah 2, Praying to God, Progressive Christian, Sermon
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Jul 30, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Have you ever wanted another shot, a do-over? Have you ever known what the right thing is to do, but choose a different path? Have you looked at what God requires of you and said I think I'll go a different direction? Jonah is the story of a God of se cond chances, a God of mercy and compassion. This week we begin our four part series on the book of Jonah with Running from God- Jonah 1.
Topics: Jonah 1, Running from God, Second Chances, Progressive Chrisitan Sermon
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Jul 16, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Psalm 31 using the Nan Merrill translation from Praying the Psalms. The struggling times and how God uses them.
Topics: Bless to Me, the Struggling Times, Psalm 31, Progressive Christian Sermon
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Jul 9, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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From our sermon series Bless to Me on Psalm 103 about saying prayers of the heart for a hurting world.
Topics: Bless to Me, Psalm 103, Altar to the World, Front Page NYT, Progressive Christian Sermon
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Jun 18, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon from the series Bless to Me - Holy Moments: Celebrating the Gifts of Life on Psalm 148 and My Grandfather's Blessings by Rachel Naomi Remen.
Topics: Bless to Me, Holy Moments, My Grandfather's Blessing, Progressive Chrisitan Sermon
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Jun 11, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The first in our sermon series Bless to Me based on Beth Richardson's book Christ Beside Me, Christ Within Me. This sermon is on Psalm 113.
Topics: Psalm 113, Bless to Me, Through the Day, Sermon, Progressive Christian
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May 21, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A sermon on Mark 6:30-44 on Jesus looking at the crowds with compassion and asking the disciple to give them something to eat. Was delivered on confirmation Sunday and a version of this was given at the Prairie Association Spring Meeting 2017..
Topics: hunger, stories, sermon, Mark 6:30-44
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May 14, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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Forgive Often as sermon on Luke 7:36-50 which includes the story of Joshua Praeger.
Topics: Forgiveness, Forgive Often, Be the Church, Progressive Sermon
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May 7, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A Progressive Christian sermon on Be the Church: Reject Racism, Embrace Diversity for the St. Paul's United Church of Christ on Galatians 3:25-29
Topics: be the church, embrace diversity, reject racism, galations 3 25-29, sermon
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Apr 9, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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The gift of misfits a progressive Christian take on Matthew 21:1-11. A sermon from our sermon series the Gift of the Dark woods based on the book by Eric Elnes.
Topics: Misfits, Matthew 21:1-11, Sermon
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Mar 19, 2017 Rev. Charlene Hinckley
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A progressive Christian sermon on the Gift of Being Thunderstruck and Job 38.
Topics: sermon, job 38, stardust